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NABA is proud to be the first Academy of Fine Arts in Italy to establish a completely practice-based Doctoral School. The new PhD is carried out in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, a prestigious institution with solid experience in the sector.

The International Doctorate in Artistic Practice is a collaborative initiative by NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti and HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design at the University of Gothenburg (HDK-Valand). The two institutions extend a warm invitation for applications to this unique PhD program, offering individuals the opportunity to engage in distinctive practice-based research projects within a collaborative learning environment that emphasizes a transdisciplinary and international approach.

Program

At the core of the program lies the concept of practice-based research, drawing inspiration from critical epistemologies and political and emancipatory frameworks. The PhD program perceives practice-based research as a dynamic space for negotiating social, political, and cultural issues, encouraging interdisciplinary research in the arts, academia, activism, and diverse subcultures. NABA's primary goal with the PhD program is to explore and promote alternative visions in art, transforming knowledge into subjects of outstanding research.

Coordinated at NABA by Professor Guido Tattoni, Dean, and Professor PhD Vincenzo Estremo, the program is designed to encompass a wide spectrum of creative practices across various artistic disciplines. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, Design, Fashion, Graphic Design and Communication, Media, New Technologies, Set Design, and Visual Arts.

PhD in Artistic Practice

During the PhD course, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • focus on their research project and dedicate time to the development of their practice
  • be supported by NABA and HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design at the University of Gothenburg (HDK-Valand) tutors and share ideas with a vibrant artistic community
  • attend some courses in Sweden to meet the HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design at the University of Gothenburg (HDK-Valand) faculty and tutor as well as do some teaching activity which is very important also to share practice with the students’ community

How to Apply

Entry requirements

Requirements for admission to the PhD in Artistic Practice are:

A second cycle degree (MA) from an accredited institution, and submission of the required application material.

Please be advised that, should contract-based freelance faculty member, wish to apply for the PhD in Artistic Practice call, it is necessary to contact the email address phd@naba.it in advance. It is highly recommended to follow this procedure to ensure proper and timely processing of the application. 

 

 

 

Documents

To apply for the PhD in Artistic Practice programme, each candidate must digitally upload, using the designated online portal, the following documents in addition to the application form: curriculum vitae, portfolio, academic transcript, publications, presentations, English language proof of level, two letters of recommendation.

You can download the application form here.

To fill and sign the application form please use Adobe Acrobat Reader (link for download: https://get.adobe.com/it/reader/ )

Important: Do not use any other software than Acrobat Reader, as it may disrupt the file and invalidate it.

To submit your complete digital candidature please use the Online form

Upcoming Webinar

On February 21st at 10:00 we will host a webinar to respond to any questions.

Click here to register.

 

Time Schedule

Application deadline: March 31, 2024

First interviews: June 2024

Second interviews: July 2024

Ranking publication and offer of places: end of July 2024

Programme starts: November 2024
 

Info at: phd@naba.it

In collaboration with the University of Gothenburg

Title awarded: PhD in Artistic Practice

Teaching institution: NABA - Milan Campus

Awarding institution: University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Duration: Four years full-time (or up to 8 part-time)

Language: English

Starting: November 2024

Faculty

Vincenzo Estremo
PhD in Artistic Practice Course Leader
PhD in Artistic Practice Course Leader
Vincenzo Estremo
<p><span class="s2">Vincenzo </span><span class="s2">Estremo</span><span class="s2"> holds an international Ph.D. in media, cinema, and communication studies from the University of Udine and </span><span class="s2">Kunstuniversit&auml;t</span><span class="s2"> Linz. Currently he is PhD Course Leader at NABA for the first Italian Ph.D. in Artistic Practice, in collaboration with the University of </span><span class="s2">G&ouml;teborg</span><span class="s2">. </span><span class="s2">Estremo</span><span class="s2"> teaches on exhibited cinema, aesthetics, and phenomenology and is a contributor to publications like Flash Art Italia, International, Che </span><span class="s2">fare?,</span><span class="s2"> and il Foglio. Noteworthy co-edited publications include "Extended Temporalities: Transient Visions in the Museum and in Art" (2016) and "Albert Serra: Cinema, Arte e Performance" (2018). </span><span class="s2">Additionally</span><span class="s2">, Estremo </span><span class="s2">authored</span><span class="s2"> "Teoria del Lavoro Reputazionale" (Milieu Edizioni, 2020) and "Indistinzione" (PS Editore, 2023).</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span></p>
Guido Tattoni
NABA Dean
NABA Dean
Guido Tattoni
<p>Sound Engineer and Sound Designer, he earned his BA in Recording Arts and his MA in Creative Media Practice at Middlesex University (London), and, later on, he also graduated in Computer Science at Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include generative compositional techniques, contemporary music, artificial intelligence, interaction design, sound and audio technology, which he investigates through his ongoing PhD Studies, based at the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) centre of London College of Communication at University of the Arts London. From 2003 to 2015, he worked in a variety of academic positions in the field of Sound at SAE Institute, that he has also directed. At NABA he has been the Design and Applied Arts Department Head&nbsp; (2015-2019) also teaching Sound Design. NABA Dean since 2019, he guides educational activities of the Academy.</p>